The Truth About Trust – Beloved Women – February 12, 2020
READ: “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” (Isaiah 12:2 ESV)
TODAY’S ENCOURAGEMENT: While sitting in a restaurant, I realized a truth about trust. I gave my order to a waiter I don’t know, to take it to a chef I can’t see, to prepare food I will ingest and hopefully enjoy.
Such blind trust is born out of routine. I've ordered in restaurants for years with mostly positive results. But a restaurant is just a place to eat. Through faith in Christ, “the Lord is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation.” To keep from living in fear’s grip, I need the holy routine of trusting Him.
However, God's good and perfect gifts are not printed on a menu for me to pick my preferences. They are given in His wisdom and wrapped in His promises.
Each gift is something He's selected in His love. Because trust is not just born out of routine; it's formed through relationship.
I need to remember that when the answer to a prayer arrives minus the delicious details I desire.
I need to know the difference between demanding a predictable routine and growing in my relationship with God.
When we know how much He loves us, we know He can be trusted.
PRAY: Father, thank You for loving me more than I can imagine. Anytime fear looms larger than your love, it’s a call to trust You more. It exposes my desire to order life as I want it, instead of trusting that Your good and perfect gifts always arrive on time. My life is in Your Hands and You can be trusted. In Jesus Christ Name, I pray. Amen.
REFLECT: Does fear have you in its grip? How can you develop the holy routine of trusting God more?
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